Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Chrysler 300



A few details and a look at the next-generation Chrysler 300 full-size sedan—as well as the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee—have seeped out via Chrysler’s viability plan recently submitted to the U.S. government.

Slick Styling
As did Audi when redesigning the TT, Chrysler faced the difficult challenge of reinventing an icon when it went to the drawing board for the next 300. The new 300 possesses a shape similar to that of its predecessor, but looks more elegant. Up front, Chrysler moves to a new corporate grille, first previewed on the Imperial concept and most recently, the 200C EV concept shown at the 2009 Detroit auto show. The thin horizontal chrome bars are sleeker than the eggcrate worn by the current car, and they give the new 300 less of a boxy, road-barge look. Headlight clusters are squared and smoothed, while the front bumper is much more integrated, tightening up the chin.
The 300 will again feature fender flares, but the lower part of the arch is much less prominent. The upper body crease creates a gently arching shoulder in place of the straight and sharp line of the current model, and the new 300 also loses the side molding, giving the upper crease more definition. Expect visibility to be improved though slimmer A-pillars, more glass, and a much smaller C-pillar created through the use of a small A-frame window at the rear.
Although there is no view of the rear, expect to see a significant change from the current car. We anticipate the rear will mimic the clean front styling of the car, better integrating the exhaust tips in the lower valance. LED taillights are nearly a certainty.

Improved Interior
With the latest Dodge Ram demonstrating Chrysler’s renewed interest in interior quality, we expect the new 300 to use similarly improved materials. Sticking with the clean theme of the exterior, the new cabin appears simple and refined. The instrument panel houses two large circular gauges—similar to those in the Ram—while a large display operating Chrysler’s UConnect infotainment system tops the center console. The climate controls reside below the screen.

Powertrains and Other Features
Hemi fans can relax, as the V-8 featuring cylinder deactivation will carry over from the existing model, and it should boast increases in both power and fuel economy. Chrysler says that the new 300 will also be available with an all-new “fuel-efficient” six-cylinder engine—likely the Phoenix line the company has been promising—which we think will produce at least 260 hp. New safety features will include rear cross-path and blind-spot monitoring systems. Most, if not all, of these features will likely carry over to a similarly redesigned 2011 Dodge Charger.
No word yet on when the new 300 will be officially revealed, but you can expect to see it and the next Dodge Charger on dealer lots in 2010.

51 comments:

  1. i like this car. very classy looking.

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  2. It's looking more and more like the classic mercedes!

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  3. It looks very expensive! reminds me of a Mercedes

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  4. Does it come with spinning hub-caps?

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  5. That's the kind of car you need to have someone else drive you around in.

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  6. I love the 300! It is so sleek!

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  7. I think it looks to shinny?? maybe a bad render

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  8. wow the cars keep getting better and better~!

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  9. cool car, but can it do a barrel roll?

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  10. It looks so smooth. I just want to touch it once. I could never own something this shiny.

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  11. it looks fucking hueg
    but i'd love to have one

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  12. still stickin with bikes, show me a ride that is driving nirvana.

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  13. izgleda odlicno :) jos da mi je para..

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  14. i like the 300c's. the variable exhaust sounds pretty sick

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  15. Going to be terrible build quality...

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  16. love the light effects on the pic

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  17. Nice car, I'd love to take that one for a spin :D

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  18. Chrysler is an amazing brand, really good cars.

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  19. you should really remove that flashbanner. looks terrible... i you know what i mean.

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  20. They are trying to make it look like a Bentley, IMO.

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  21. While having none-the-less impressive statistics behind it...I believe I stand with Marv from Sin City in saying "These cars these days all look like electric shavers".

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  22. Never been a fan of Chrysler's....

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